Damp in Waterside homes causing hardship -Jackson

Sinn Féin Councillor Christopher Jackson has called on the Housing Executive to resolve  ongoing problems with damp properties in the Triangle area of the Waterside.

Councillor Jackson said

Residents have been experiencing problems for many years, with water running down walls, electricity fusing and ceilings collapsing.

 I have been working with NIHE locally to come up with an overall solution that will improve the conditions in the homes of residents of Clooney Terrace, Dungiven Road and Duddys Court.

Unfortunately this solution has been met with repeated delays, leaving the residents living in homes that in many cases are putting their health at risk.

I was shocked to see the state of the dampness in some of the homes .The situation is unacceptable in 2018 and to leave residents in limbo as to when work to resolve the problems will start is nothing short of disgraceful.

I would call on the Housing Executive centrally to commit to a timeframe for the planned scheme or explain to the residents why they are expected to live in sub standard conditions.